Chief of Police Randy Wells

Chief of Police Randy Wells

Forest Hills Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, October 29, 2007

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Randy Wells

Chief Randy Wells was killed when his patrol car was rear-ended by a box truck on the Snyder Freeyway, near La Grange Road.

He was blocking traffic for a maintenance crew when the truck crashed into the back of his stopped vehicle, despite having all of his emergency equipment activated.

Two of the maintenance workers were also seriously injured.

Chief Wells had served as chief for 16 years and was the 500-person town's only police officer. He is survived by his wife, two children, two grandchildren, and mother.


  • Age 67
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 1315

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident

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Such a fine man and officer! Respectful, courteous and caring-always a smile and a helping hand. I don’t think he ever met a stranger, truly missed-forever remembered

Retired Officer Tracy Melillo
LMPD (LPD) 1987-2007

December 7, 2022

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